Saturday, May 28, 2011

new mermaid painting

It's been a while since I did  a mixed media paintings on wood, so here's my newest. I must have spent at least 10 hours on it, the background originally had seaweed, but I hated how that looked, so I kept playing around with it until I was happy with the result. I forgot how much fun it was to use my wood burner. It also gave me a chance to get out my glitter and gold stars, lol!

Since the weather is still crappy and overcast, I will take advantage and stay inside working on more art.

I have a question for my fellow bloggers: does this happen to you?  when I am writing a blog post, and I hit the enter key to move to a new paragraph, the curser jumps to the top of the page...what's up with that?? and I noticed last night, Blogger won't let me sign out. Is there some weird glitches happening?

hope you are all having a lovely weekend where ever you are, and thanks for reading!

24 comments:

deb famularo said...

omg!!!!!!!!!!!! love love love her! I'm on a total mermaid kick lately. I'm throwing a huge mermaid party for my daugher's b-day next week!!!!!! So this caught my eye right away!!!!!!!! (yes, big probs with blogger!)

sassypackrat said...

Love this painting! And yes blogger is having crazy issues!

Magic Love Crow said...

Betty, she is so beautiful! Great job my friend! She actually looks like she is swimming in the water! And, blogger yes, is going nuts! My followers have went somewhere? Don't know where? LOL!

Heather said...

Hi - I love this beautiful purple lady!
yes, i can't find my followers either or how to follow other blogs! so frustrating...xo

Maggie said...

Oh my! She is so cute. I am actually working on a mermaid myself. A small sculpture, but I can't decide if I want her to have human arms or long fins instead. So, I'll set her aside for now.
I do love your mermaid, and the colors you used.

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your mermaid.
Blogger is doing all sorts of weird things lately.

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Oh how I love mermaids! She is beautiful and I love the stars/glitter. Everything looks good with glitter right!? :) Same problems with Blogger as mentioned above. SO frustrating!

Clare said...

sweet little mermaid - great background - it seems like you had lots of fun 'playing' sometimes i think art must have been invented so us adults still have an excuse to play.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Betty, just love, love, love this art! Fabulous! Love the huge eye also, so beautiful! The wavy hair! Oooh, arty heaven!

Micki Wilde said...

She's beautiful!! Love the purples you used, I always have a hard time with purples for some reason!!


Yes blogger is being a nightmare right now, I am usually on internet explorer but have had to switch to google chrome to get blogger to work for me!!

Micki x

Lee Pierce said...

She is a lovely sea creature!

Blogger has been weird lately - everybody's followers disappeared yesterday and posts have been a challenge. Don't take it personally it's universal.

Linda in New Mexico said...

The mermaid is perfection. The colors you "arrived at" are wonderful. Isn't it funny how the art tells you when it is finished? Love it. The Olde Bagg
and I think blogger needs a good spanking......honestly.

maddyrose said...

Love the mermaid and the colors you used. The last colored pencil sketch I did was a mermaid. From the comments you've received there seems to be a lot of us interested in mermaids right now. Yes, blogger is having some major issues.

Kristina~Kreations With a "K" said...

Love the mermaid..and your style in general with your art. Very cool.

Marlene said...

Love your mermaid, she is very lovely.

Mina said...

Your mermaid is awesome! I love your art.

Sometimes I can't sign out either and I have to close the window and then re-open it to sign out. There has been a lot of strangeness lately.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Your mermaid is so beautiful!!!! I love the soft background colors you used. :) Blogger has been having ALL kinds of issues as of late. Thankfully, none have caused me grief...this time. Although my list of followers has bee playing peek-a-boo. Hope the weather clears up for you soon!

Cameron said...

Gorgeous! I saw the thumbnail to your post and got instantly giddy with anticipation!! I love Mermaids...and yours is stunning!

I've been having probs with leaving comments :( Seems to be fixed now....I'll keep my fingers crossed that things will be all better from now on :)

Tammie said...

such a lovely mermaid. I enjoyed hearing about your process of making this piece feel good to you.

I hear many people have been having blogger problems, but that has not happened to me.

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Wow I love it.

Looking at this I think you should try your hand at wooden ACEO's, they make ACEO sized wood blanks, I bet you'd have fun with them too.

I don't notice that happening to me.

Sandra Evertson said...

She is Divine!
Sandra Evertson

Sacred Yoli said...

Wow, she came out stunning! Love your layering as well. :-)

Micki Wilde said...

You hit the nail on the head with your comment, I needed to do something that wasn't structured, I just wanted to 'get my paint on' it feels so good to just paint without purpose and see what happens. Although saying that I do have a certain 'feel' to my paintings and don't totally free fall into them.
I would love to see your abstracts if you ever do any. It feels so good to branch out :)

As for the weather, well everyones well wishes the other day have worked.
It's scorching hot here in the uk at the moment, I'm going to look like a lobster by the end of the weekend lol ;)

Hugs

Micki x

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